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Gambian MPs name for prosecution of Indian producer of suspicious syrups

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A Gambian parliamentary committee advisable in a report launched Tuesday that the corporate’s manufacturing plant in northern India be prosecuted and its merchandise banned in The Gambia after not less than 70 kids died of acute kidney failure.

The fee was established on October 26 to research the causes of the deaths.

“The federal government ought to take authorized motion towards Maiden Prescription drugs for exporting contaminated medicine to The Gambia,” the fee said in a report on Tuesday.

The fee “recommends blacklisting all Maiden Prescription drugs merchandise and banning all its merchandise from the Gambian market. Its members say they’re “satisfied that Maiden Prescription drugs is responsible and have to be held accountable for exporting the contaminated medicine linked to the deaths of not less than 70 kids in The Gambia in 2022.

The Gambia recalled a number of medicine in October after the deaths of those kids.

The authorities introduced the withdrawal of all cough and chilly syrups in circulation within the nation, in addition to all merchandise manufactured by Maiden Prescription drugs.

Investigations have been launched by the World Well being Group (WHO) to find out whether or not the lives of the 70 kids had been ended prematurely by the administration of those medicines, which the UN company mentioned contained “unacceptable” quantities of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, generally used as antifreeze and which might be deadly if ingested.

Indian authorities introduced in October that they’d shut down the Maiden Prescription drugs manufacturing plant.